What is the TEARS Foundation?
TEARS' mobile assistance for rape and abuse victims is a phone portal which provides information via a cell phone using simple prompt based technology which works on all types of phones. Within seconds (approximately 45 seconds) TEARS sends back details of the three nearest care facilities providing immediate support to victims of rape and sexual assault.
Finding assistance when an incident like rape or abuse occurs becomes absolutely crucial in the prosecution of the perpetrator and allowing justice to take place.
South Africa has one of the highest "use of cell phones" per capita in the world. The TEARS service is accessible to all. All you need is a phone. The response service is free. This is a first of its kind for rape and abuse victims in South Africa, a much needed help in a society called "The Rape Capital of the World".
The additional value of TEARS is its web site www.tears.co.za and its interactive educational board game endorsed by the Department of Basic Education.
Dial the nationally accessible SMS Helpline *120*7355# (20c/20Sec) to receive information about the nearest service provider in your area, within seconds!
What will your donation be used for?
Help this foundation to Transform Education about Rape and Sexual Abuse.